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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Range Rover Velar - Most Beautiful SUV | 10 Things to Know

The new Range Rover Velar is world’s most beautiful SUV which is all set for its launch in India on September 21 this year. The new Range Rover Velar will come both in petrol and diesel engines. However will this SUV dent the existing high end luxury segment, lets read more on it.


10 Key Things To Know About Range Rover Velar

1) Velar’s diesel engine will be offered in two variants.

2) More powerful variant will be a 3-litre V6 engine that makes 296 bhp of peak power and 700Nm of peak torque.



3) Lesser powered diesel variant will be a 2-litre 4-cylinder Ingenium unit that makes 177 bhp and 430 Nm of peak power.

4) Both engines comes with a eight speed gearbox and all-wheel-drive.



5) Talking about Petrol Variant, it will only have one petrol engine option for Indian buyers i.e. 2-litre motor Ingenium engine offering 246 bhp and 265 Nm of torque.

6) The new SUV features coupe like roofline with a very wide and muscular stance while still staying true to the Range Rover design philosophy.



7) Velar will sport LED headlamps, large 20-inch wheels and a two tone colour choice.

8) Velar will be available in a range of variants starting from the S to the SE and the top spec HSE.



9) Velar will come with two large centrally mounted touchscreens, one for the infotainment and one for functions like climate control.

10) Velar offers two options of interior - standard leather interior or the infinitely cooler microfiber interior package.


Verdict

The Range Rover Velar in India compete with range of SUVs from the likes of the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Volvo XC90 and will be priced under the Rs 1 Crore mark.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Best Petrol Cars under 7 Lacs - A Complete Guide

If you are a city commuter who travels around 20-30 KM a day, most of the auto gurus will recommend a Petrol car over a diesel one. However if you are running on a tight budget, the choices become trickier. Today we are going to recommend most affordable yet powerful and durable urban city cars under Rs. 7 Lacs.

Also Read: Jeep Compass - Made for India


Best Petrol Cars under 7 Lacs:


1. Tata Tigor (Revotron XZ)


Pros -         Very good looking exterior and interiors compact Sedan
                   2 front airbags
                    Comes with a powerful engine & project lamps
                    Manual seat adjustment
                    CD Player with USB & Aux-in (Harmon)
                    Excellent boot space
Cons -  Recently launched and hence not much details available for long term use
Ground Clearance – 170 mm
Boot – 419 Lts
Mileage - 23 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 6.11 Lacs

2. Ford Aspire (Ford Aspire 1.2 Ti-VCT Titanium)

Pros -  Good-looking compact sedan
          Loaded with features
            Best-in-segment pricing
            Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag
            Fully automatic climate control
Cons - Fuel efficiency bit low when compared to the competition
Ground Clearance – 174 mm
Boot – 359 Lts
Mileage - 18.6 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 6.13 Lacs

3. Volkswagen Ameo (Volkswagen Ameo Trendline 1.2L (P))


 Pros -  ABS and airbags as standard
            Impressive ARAI-claimed mileage figures
Cons – This is a base model
          After sales service is expensive
          Looks from the rear angle
            Rear seats are cramped
            Multi function steering missing
            Audio system missing
Ground Clearance – 165 mm
Boot – 330 Lts
Mileage - 19 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 5.69 Lacs


Also Read: Guide to buy Second Hand/ Preowned Car in India 


4. Suzuki Dzire (Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI 2017 model)


  Pros -  Impressive Mileage
             Best-in-segment safety features
Cons – Dzire is more popular with taxi owners
             Suzuki stated that this model will not be used for Taxi purpose
             Same old Dzire engine
Ground Clearance – 163 mm
Boot – 378 Lts
Mileage - 22 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 6.27 Lacs

5. Tata Tiago (Tata Tiago Revotron XZ AMT)


Pros -  Ample storage spaces
           Class leading mileage numbers
            Pleasant design in its class
           Automatic Variant
           Best in Class Climate Controls
Cons – Engine noise audible inside the car
           Rear headroom is low
            Best suited car for 4 people only
Ground Clearance – 170 mm
Boot – 240 Lts
Mileage - 24 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 5.58 Lacs

6. Honda Jazz (S Petrol)


Pros - Spacious and better-equipped cabin
          Improved exteriors
          Tried and tested Engine
          Plush interiors and Honda Quality assurance
Cons – Low ground clearance
            Expensive after sales services & parts
             Slightly Expensive
Ground Clearance – 165 mm
Boot – 354 Lts
Mileage - 18.7 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 6.71 Lacs

7. Ignis (Maruti Suzuki Ignis Delta 1.2 AT)


Pros - Frugal and Practical
          AMT offers great convenience
          Excellent for city conditions
          Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag
          CD Player with USB & Aux-in
          Best in class ground clearance
Cons – Somewhat boxy styling may not please all
             Not good looking rear
             Poor Boot space
             Not suitable for long travel due to boot space for sufficient luggage
Ground Clearance – 180 mm
Boot – 260 Lts
Mileage - 20.89 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 5.80 Lacs

Waitlisted Cars under 7 Lacs: Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai i20, Mahindra KUV, Suzuki Desire Swift, Honda Brio and Amaze, Toyota Liva and Ford Figo.

Final Observation and Verdict:

The top 3 petrol compact sedans we would recommend are 1) Tata Tigor (Revotron XZ) 2) Suzuki Dzire (2017 VXI Model ) and 3) Ford Aspire (Ford Aspire 1.2 Ti-VCT Titanium)  while the top 3 petrol hatch-backs are 1) Tata Tiago AMT 2) Suzuki Ignis AMT and 3) Honda Jazz ( S Petrol).

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Guide on Buying Bike Accessories in Delhi

Introduction

Motorcycle or Bikes are the perhaps one of the most common source of travel in India. While Motorcycles are mainly a luxury auto-mobile in the developed world, where they are used mostly for recreation, as a lifestyle accessory or a symbol of personal identity. In developing countries, like India motorcycles are completely utilitarian due to lower prices and greater fuel economy.


Getting to know about Bikes & their Accessories

Of all the motorcycles in the world, 58% are in the Asia Pacific and Southern and Eastern Asia regions. India is the second largest motorcycle consumer in the world. There are about 15 bike manufacturers in India viz. Bajaj Auto, KTM Motorcycles, DSK Hyosung, Harley-Davidson India, Hero MotoCorp, Honda, Mahindra 2 Wheelers, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph Motorcycles India, TVS Motor, BMW Motorcycles, Yamaha & Piaggio. In fact it not surprising to say that almost every second or third household in semi-urban & urban India has bikes. This leads to huge and unprecedented demands for after sales services, spare-parts & accessories. In our post today we would discuss Branded Bike Accessories which is fast growing segment and is especially lucrative to youths. Gone are the days, when you just buy a bike from dealer and use it. In today’s time, the accessories plays a pivotal role in overall glamour & safety to bike riders.



Types of Motorcycle Accessories

Nowadays, motorcycles are available in various shapes and styles, depending upon their different tasks. Some motorcycles are designed for long journeys, some for racing purposes, some for handling through urban traffic while others for cruising and other purposes. This calls for great need for Bike-accessories.



Windscreens : They are adjusted in such a way that the rider gets shielded from the wind. It maintains the flow of air and helps in better manoeuvring of the motorcycle. They are generally made up of transparent plastic and are usually much shorter than a seated rider.

Hand Grips : These are used in covering the grip of the handle. They help the rider in having a firm grip on the handle and protect the hand from slipping due to sweat or other reasons. They also keep the hand of the rider warm even while driving in cold conditions.

Seat Covers : Seat covers are used to protect the seat from wear and tear and thus give the seat a long life. They also provide high comfort and also act as waterproof during rainy seasons.

Saddlebags : These are usually located at the rear end of the bike. They are generally used in storing various accessories and commodities.

Side Car : They are attached to the side of the bike and are used for carrying extra passengers. They have one wheel and can be easily removed or fitted from time to time.

Bike Covers : They are usually used to cover the bike, when it is parked outside. These bike covers protects the bike from getting dirty from rain or dust.

Guidance to buy Bike Accessories in Delhi

Delhi is not just the capital of largest democratic country in the world, it is also a hub for all biking activities and events.  Today Delhi has most numbers of bikes than any other city in India. That is not enough as along with the bikes comes the huge demand for accessories. Almost every zone of Delhi has some form of accessories showrooms catering to the needs of Bike riders. In out post today we will guide you where to buy best bike accessories in Delhi.

Karol Bagh – This is a quintessential or Mecca of Biking accessories and  branded bike parts in Delhi. There are several whole-sale shops and dealers offering bike-accessories at really affordable prices. One thing one should not forget is to bargain for any product/ accessories you are planning to buy. By thumb rule, bargain can range from 30% to 50% in most of the product line.

Some of our recommendations for bike accessories in Karol Bagh are the following:

a)      Moto Madness – Specializes in all forms of wearable bike accessories, including helmets, gloves, jackets etc.
Address - 1/1, West Patel Nagar, Delhi, Phone - (+91)-11-66889101

b)      Amba Motorcycles – A small sized looking shop offering great deals and specializes in almost all the accessories you are looking for your bike right from mirrors, battery, lights, indicators, switches, shockers, foot rest, hub covers & petrol tanks.
Address - No. 1073-75, Hardhian Singh Road, Naiwala, Karol Bagh, Delhi,  Phone – (+91) – 08048412814

c)       Mxsmotosport This is leading player in bike light’s accessories. They are also  known for Bar ends, Disk plates, Foots Pegs, Bar Slider (Grips), Carbon parts, Chain covers, Chain Tensiner, Security System for bikes, Side mirrors, Tail Lights for bikes, Tank pads, Wheel Strips, Horns, Accessories (Funky stuff), DIY & Alloy wheel (Spinners) are to name few.
Address - 1617 / 32 Nai Wala, Shri Kishan Dass Road, Karol Bagh, Opp. Hotel Kabila,
New Delhi, Phone – (+91)- 11-45604388

Kashmere Gate – This is a popular accessories destination not just for cars but also for bikes. There are 100s of shops and dealers and it easily accessible from Old Delhi Railway station. One can also get down from Kashmere Gate metro station and walk about 300 mts to reach this biggest auto wholesale market in India. There is no way to categorize which are the best dealers here, as most of the deals are cracked through bargains.

Some of our recommendations for bike accessories in Kashmere Gate are the following:

a)      Motomax Enterprise – Founded in 2013 this place is quite known in the bike circuits. They are mostly known for their foray into Polish, Cleaners. Apart from that they deals in helmets.
Address - 947/948, Tilak Gali, Hamilton Road, Kashmere Gate, Kashmere Gate Metro Station , Delhi, Phone- (+91) -11 - 11-66739492

b)      Sharma Brothers – Another famous name on Hamilton road, Kashmere Gate is of Sharma brothers. They are deal in all kinds of bike accessories ranging from hand grips, saddlebags and seat covers.  
Address - 1054, Kashmere Gate, Delhi, Phone- (+91) -11-23936724

Lajpat Nagar – This is one of the most prominent places in South Delhi known for its huge car & bike-parts market. Easily accessible by roads and metro – Lajpat Nagar draws bike lovers from South, Central and East Delhi.

Some of our recommendations for bike accessories in Lajpat Nagar are the following:
a)      Mad Over Bikes – As the name suggests, this is a hub of biking accessories in Lajpat. They are known mostly for their Helmets. Apart from Helmet other accessories like bike covers, polish, lights, rider accessories and alloys are also their key USP.
Address - B-93, Opposite BSES Office, Lajpat Nagar, Delhi, Phone- (+91) - 98990 98991

Conclusion

Delhi is paradise for bike lovers. Anywhere may you roam in the city, the bike accessories & deals are never far away. All you have to do is to go to right shops and follow below tips:

1)      Bargain the best
2)      Check out parts for any kind of imitations  & ratings on dealers online ( most of them are listed )
3)      Always collect a bill
Drive safe & always wear a helmet.

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